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Fifteen-Year Project Quantifies Threat to Reptiles
The study estimates that one-fifth of reptile species worldwide are at risk of extinction.
Fifteen-Year Project Quantifies Threat to Reptiles
Fifteen-Year Project Quantifies Threat to Reptiles

The study estimates that one-fifth of reptile species worldwide are at risk of extinction.

The study estimates that one-fifth of reptile species worldwide are at risk of extinction.

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Image of the Day: Fragmented Habitat
Emily Makowski | Dec 17, 2019 | 1 min read
Human activities may be affecting both narrow-ranged plants and widespread ones.
Soft Robotics Find a Place in the Ocean
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 1, 2018 | 4 min read
Scientists who designed a marine robot to survey ocean life were inspired by eel larvae.
Germany Sees Drastic Decrease in Insects
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 18, 2017 | 4 min read
A 27-year-long study finds insect biomass has declined by about 75 percent. 
Restoring a Native Island Habitat
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 30, 2017 | 4 min read
Removal of non-native vegetation from an island ecosystem revives pollinator activity and, in turn, native plant growth. 
Butterflies in Peril
Bob Grant | Aug 12, 2015 | 2 min read
Several recent studies point to serious—and mysterious—declines in butterfly numbers across the globe.
Whirlpool Bistros
Edyta Zielinska | Apr 1, 2012 | 2 min read
Fish adapt to feed for months along the entire depth of massive oceanic whirlpools that are rich in nutrients and plankton.
Pick your frog poison
Jessica P. Johnson | May 31, 2011 | 3 min read
Human development may destroy natural habitats, but it could also provide amphibians with a safe haven from deadly fungal infections.
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